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Psion

Psion PLC is a consumer hardware company which developed the Psion Organiser as well as a whole range of more advanced, clamshell-design Personal Digital Assistants. Psion today comprises one remaining operating division, the Canadian Psion Teklogix, having closed or disposed of all its previous operations. Although its actual operations are based in Canada, Psion itself is a British company.
 
1984 marked Psion's first foray into hardware; the Psion Organiser, the world's first handheld computer, in appearance resembling early games machines. In 1986 the vastly improved Psion Organiser II was released, whose success led the company into a decade long period of "Psion" Computer and operating system development. It included a simple-to-use database programming language, OPL, which sparked a large independent software market. In 1987 Psion began development of its "SIBO" ("SIxteen Bit Organiser") family of devices and its own new multitasking operating system called EPOC to run its PDA products. This development produced the Psion Series 3 (1993-1998) and the Psion MC-series laptops.

Timeline for Psion :

Date Event
17 Mar 1983 News Article : Psion sells 1 m tapes In software boom


Hardware Products

Psion 128k Solid State Disk (SSD)

Psion 128k Solid State Disk (SSD)
Unknown
128K Flash memory for Psion 3/3a or Acorn PocketBook I and II.

Manufacturer : Psion Plc
Type : Peripheral

Psion Series 3 Parallel Link

Psion Series 3 Parallel Link
Unknown
Links the Psion Series 3 with any standard parallel printer.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Peripheral

Psion Infrared Printer Link

Psion Infrared Printer Link
Unknown
The infrared printer link enables you to print from your Psion machine to a printer without using a cable.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Peripheral

Psion Serial Link for Apple Macintosh

Psion Serial Link for Apple Macintosh
Unknown
The serial link for Apple Macintosh consists of: A 3Link cable (for Psion Series 3 and 3a) to connect you Psion to Apple Macintosh computers.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Peripheral

Psion Dacom V34+Fax Gold Card

Psion Dacom V34+Fax Gold Card
Unknown
This multi-function PCMCIA card from Psion Dacom allows a laptop computer to communicate over a phoneline at up to 33.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Peripheral

Psion Organiser 1

Psion Organiser 1
1984
The Psion Organiser was the brand name of a range of pocket computer developed by the British company Psion in the 1980s.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : PDA

Psion Organiser II Datapak Formatter

Psion Organiser II Datapak Formatter
1986
Supplied by RS Components ref : 200-367 This device is used to easily format Psion datapaks.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Peripheral

Psion Organiser II XP

Psion Organiser II XP
1986
The Psion Organiser was the brand name of a range of Pocket Computer developed by the British company Psion in the 1980s.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : PDA

Psion Organiser II XP

Psion Organiser II XP
1986
The Psion Organiser was the brand name of a range of Pocket Computer developed by the British company Psion in the 1980s.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : PDA

Psion Datapak Formatter

Psion Datapak Formatter
1986
This is a data formatter with a 30 minute autotimer for the Psion data cartridges.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Peripheral

Psion Organiser II CM

Psion Organiser II CM
1st January 1986
Psion Organiser II CM Model: CM Display: 2 line RAM: 8K It has a 6303 microprocessor, an LCD, two slots for memory cartridges and a connector for expansion.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : PDA

Psion MC200

Psion MC200
1989
In 1989 Psion expanded their range, previously based around variants of an 8-bit PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) called the Organiser, into full size laptops.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : PDA

Psion Organiser II LZ64

Psion Organiser II LZ64
1989
In 1986, the successful Organiser II introduced a number of hardware improvements, a better keyboard and display, a much larger ROM and either 8K or 16K of battery-backed RAM, and featured a capable newly-designed single-tasking operating system.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : PDA

Psion Organiser II LZ

Psion Organiser II LZ
1st January 1989
Psion Organiser II LZ Model: LZDisplay: 4 line RAM: 32K It has a 6303 microprocessor, an LCD, two slots for memory cartridges and a connector for expansion.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : PDA

Psion Mobile Computer MC 400

Psion Mobile Computer MC 400
September 1989
The Psion MC-400 runs on an Intel 80C86 processor, uses eight conventional 'AA' (or MN 1500, LR6) batteries, and has not only an inbuilt speaker, but also a microphone.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Computer

Psion Series 3

Psion Series 3
1991
In 1991, Psion launched their first clamshell format organiser, the Series 3, which was a major advance on the previous Psion Organiser models.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : PDA

Psion Organiser HC120

Psion Organiser HC120
1st January 1991
Processor 80C86 16-bit; clock speed 3.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : PDA

Psion HC100 Starter Kit

Psion HC100 Starter Kit
March 1991
Combining modular hardware design and the most modern software techniques, the Psion HC range of computers represents a new approach to computing in the field.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : PDA

Psion HC110 Starter Kit

Psion HC110 Starter Kit
March 1991
Combining modular hardware design and the most modern software techniques, the Psion HC range of computers represents a new approach to computing in the field.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : PDA

Psion Series 3A

Psion Series 3A
1993
The Psion 3 range of PDA (personal digital assistants) were made by Psion PLC.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : PDA

Psion Series 3A

Psion Series 3A
1993
The Psion 3 range of PDA (personal digital assistants) were made by Psion PLC.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : PDA

Psion Series 3A

Psion Series 3A
1994
The Psion 3 range of PDA (personal digital assistants) were made by Psion PLC.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : PDA

Psion Siena 512K

Psion Siena 512K
1996
The Psion Siena is a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) made by Psion PLC and was released in 1996.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : PDA

Psion Series 3C

Psion Series 3C
1996
The Psion Series 3 range of PDA (personal digital assistants) were made by Psion PLC.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : PDA

Psion Series 5 Special Edition (Green)

Psion Series 5 Special Edition (Green)
1997
The Psion Series 5 is a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) from Psion.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : PDA

Psion Series 5 (Boxed)

Psion Series 5 (Boxed)
1997
The Psion Series 5 is a PDA (personal digital assistant) from Psion.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : PDA

Psion Series 5

Psion Series 5
1997
The Psion Series 5 is a PDA (personal digital assistants) from Psion.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : PDA

Psion Series 3mx

Psion Series 3mx
1998
A superb and very "user friendly" pocket computer, with a high speed processor (three times the speed of the original Series 3), backlit screen and extensive built in software.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : PDA

Psion Series 7

Psion Series 7
1999
The Psion Series 7 is a subnotebook computer from Psion that was released in 2000.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Computer

Psion netBook

Psion netBook
1999
The Psion netBook is a small subnotebook type computer developed by Psion.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Computer

Psion Revo

Psion Revo
1999
The Psion Revo, launched in 1999, is a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) from Psion.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : PDA

Psion Series 5mx

Psion Series 5mx
1999
The Psion Series 5 was a PDA from Psion.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : PDA

Psion Series 5mx Pro

Psion Series 5mx Pro
1999
The Psion Series PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) 5mx Pro was an upgraded version of the original Series 5mx.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : PDA

Psion Revo Plus

Psion Revo Plus
September 2000
The Psion Revo, launched in 1999, is a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) from Psion.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : PDA

Psion Wavefinder

Psion Wavefinder
17th October 2000
The Psion Wavefinder was a computer peripheral for receiving digital audio broadcasting radio signals, made by Psion.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Peripheral


Software Products

Horace

Horace
Unknown
Spectrum 16K/48k...

Manufacturer : Psion Ltd
Type : Software

Thro' The Wall / Scramble

Thro' The Wall / Scramble
Unknown
Spectrum 16K/48k......

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Software - Game

Flight Simulation

Flight Simulation
1982
...

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Software - Game

VU-File

VU-File
1982
...

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Software

Fantasy Games

Fantasy Games
1982
Sorcerer's island and perilous swamp...

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Software - Game

VU-Calc

VU-Calc
1982
...

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Software

Sinclair ZX81 Chess

Sinclair ZX81 Chess
1982
16K version...

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Software - Game

Backgammon

Backgammon
1982
...

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Software - Game

VU-File

VU-File
1982
Spectrum 16k or 48K Ram...

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Software - Game

Horizons

Horizons
1982
Spectrum 16k or 48K Ram......

Manufacturer : Psion Software
Type : Software - Game

VU-3D

VU-3D
1982
VU-3D is a design and modelling program in three dimensions.

Manufacturer : Psion Ltd.
Type : Software - Game

Chess

Chess
1982
A chess program for the Sinclair Spectrum with 48K RAM written in fast and efficient machine-code.

Manufacturer : Psion Ltd.
Type : Software - Game

Space Raiders

Space Raiders
1982
Defend the earth with your gun base from attack of successive waves of 55 aliens - a full feature high resolution, reactive, machine-code game in colour...

Manufacturer : Psion Ltd.
Type : Software - Game

Planetoids

Planetoids
1982
...

Manufacturer : Sinclair
Type : Software - Game

Super Glooper also Frogs

Super Glooper also Frogs
1982
...

Manufacturer : Sinclair
Type : Software - Game

Flight Simulation

Flight Simulation
1982
One of the earliest 48K games, this was an updated version of the ZX81 Classic.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Software - Game

Hungry Horace

Hungry Horace
1982
One of the earliest 48K games, this was an updated version of the ZX81 Classic.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Software - Game

VU-Calc

VU-Calc
1982
One of the earliest 48K games, this was an updated version of the ZX81 Classic.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Software - Game

Saloon Sally

Saloon Sally
1983
...

Manufacturer : Psion Ltd
Type : Software - Game

Computer Scrabble

Computer Scrabble
1983
Board game, where the player is given random letters to place on a board, the longer the word, more points are scored and also where the letters sit on the board can score double and treble points.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Software - Game

VU-Calc

VU-Calc
1983
For spreadsheets, tables, analysis and reports.

Manufacturer : Psion Ltd
Type : Software

Horace & The Spiders (Rom Cartridge)

Horace & The Spiders (Rom Cartridge)
1983
The third and final Horace game was exclusive to the ZX Spectrum and can easily be found on cassette, though this cartridge version was also produced.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Software - Game

Backgammon

Backgammon
1983
...

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Software - Game

Horace & The Spiders

Horace & The Spiders
1983
The third and final game in the Horace series unlike the first two games, was only released on the Spectrum.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Software - Game

Chequered Flag

Chequered Flag
1983
Simulation Grand Prix racing game, where ten tracks can be raced around.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Software - Game

VU-File

VU-File
1983
An information retrieval system for use with files, lists, and databases of all kinds.

Manufacturer : Psion Ltd
Type : Software

QL Assembler

QL Assembler
1984
...

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Software

Match Point

Match Point
1984
Step out onto the Centre court and face the greatest tennis challenge of your career.

Manufacturer : Psion Ltd.
Type : Software - Game

QL Chess

QL Chess
1984
...

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Software - Game

Match Point

Match Point
1984
Early program from the company to be much more famous for it's palm devices.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Software - Game

Chess

Chess
1985
...

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Software - Game

Match Point

Match Point
1985
Psion's tennis sim...

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Software - Game

Computer Scrabble Deluxe (Disk)

Computer Scrabble Deluxe (Disk)
1986
Board game, where the player is given random letters to place on a board, the longer the word, more points are scored and also where the letters sit on the board can score double and treble points.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Software - Game

PC Four

PC Four
1986
...

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Software

PSiWin for Series 5

PSiWin for Series 5
1987
Enables compatibility with Microsoft Office 97 Also includes Sychroniser for Lotus Organiser 97...

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Software

Psion Organiser II Comms Link software

Psion Organiser II Comms Link software
1987
5.25" disc 1987...

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Software

PsiWin for Windows v1.0

PsiWin for Windows v1.0
1995
PsiWin is a collection of software for linking Windows PCs and Series 3 Psion handheld computers.

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Software

Psion PsiWin for Series 3

Psion PsiWin for Series 3
1996
...

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Software

PC Connectivity Software

PC Connectivity Software
1999
...

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Software


Promotional Items

Psion Organiser II User Catalogue

Psion Organiser II User Catalogue
1989
48 page catalogue of software and peripherals associated with the organiser Ref: 6100-0062...

Manufacturer : Psion
Type : Promotional Item


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